The Switch It is not a beast when it comes to graphic power. After more than five years on the market, the Nintendo console is beginning to falter at a technical level, and many are already asking for a replacement from the Big N. However, during all these years, a few titles have surprised us by the courage of their developers when releasing a version for Switch. These are the 5 titles that you never thought could come to Nintendo’s hybrid console:
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The best title ever created by CD Projekt Red can be played on a Nintendo Switch. Obviously, with its limits and the shortcomings of a console of this type. Despite what it may seem at first glance, it is a very good adaptation of the video game to the handheld, and almost everyone who has played it gives it an A+.
The Witcher 3 it is one of the best games of its generation, so being able to play it lying on the couch is enough to deserve a mention in this post. And yes, we already know that on a console like the Steam Deck, this is also possible. But this game came first and runs on hardware that was nearly obsolete when it came out in 2017.
No Man’s Sky
This game is a bit like good wine, as it has been improving over the years. Since its disastrous release in 2016 for PlayStation and PC, the developers of this title have taken the project very seriously, and it has been improving little by little.
A few weeks ago, Apple said at WWDC that No Man’s Sky was going to come out for Mac. And recently, the title just got also confirmed for Nintendo Switch. Space exploration game with procedurally generated planets will land on Nintendo’s hybrid console next October 7 with all the updates and expansions that the title has had to date.
This action game developed by Remedy Entertainment seemed like a lot of stuff for the Nintendo Switch. However, its great success motivated Nintendo to make an alternative plan. The Nintendo Switch does not have enough power to move the title, but it can be enjoyed thanks to the cloud gaming from Nintendo.
In general, the experience won’t be the same as playing on a PC or console if you don’t have a great internet connection. However, it is quite an achievement that a game with such characteristics can be enjoyed on a console like the Switch.
The Outer Worlds
Here we have another case similar to that of The Witcher 3. Although the title has its frame drops per second and a considerable reduction in terms of textures, it is quite incredible that Obsidian Entertainment would risk and bet on the Nintendo Switch.
We can debate if the game is good or bad, but the truth is that this title is the typical one that you would not expect to see on the Nintendo handheld.
Is the Nintendo Switch powerful enough? Does Crysis move? Yes, it moves. Nintendo may have pressured Crytek and Electronic Arts just for making the meme, but the truth is that The decision could not have been better.
Crysis is that famous game that came out in 2007 and that almost no computer of the time could move with ease. Its remastering for the Nintendo console has graphic cuts, but it is a game fully playable that is enjoyed as we could not fifteen years ago.